Emerson Returns as Amazing Packaging Race Sponsor

The Amazing Packaging Race brings together students and exhibitors at PACK EXPO Las Vegas, with student teams completing tasks assigned by exhibitors across the show's four exhibition halls.

Amazing Packaging Race

Emerson, featuring leading product brands such as ASCO, has returned as the sponsor of the Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2021 (Sept. 27–29; Las Vegas Convention Center), according to show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. The Amazing Packaging Race brings together students and exhibitors on the show’s final day, with student teams completing tasks assigned by exhibitors throughout the nearly 900,000 net square feet of show floor.

“Over the years, Emerson has shown their commitment to providing educational opportunities for students in the packaging industry,” says Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI. “Their consistent sponsorship has made the success of this program possible, and we are grateful for their continued support.”

To ensure a safe environment for students participating in the Amazing Packaging Race, PMMI will implement several health and safety protocols. Additionally, for students unable to attend the race in person, PMMI is offering the Amazing Packaging Race – Scavenger Hunt. The virtual race allows students to answer a list of questions sent in advance from exhibitors. Students will be encouraged to answer questions by searching the exhibitors’ websites and/or social media accounts.

The Amazing Packaging Race will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 29, during the last day of PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2021 in the Las Vegas Convention Center. 

“We are very excited to once again sponsor the Amazing Packaging Race. The race is a hands-on celebration and exploration of technology and innovation. Both principles are cores of Emerson’s heritage — and drivers of our continuing strong support of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education,” says Jay Gatz, vice president, marketing, Emerson Automation Solutions. “The race unites college students from around the country to experience the best of the packaging industry.” 

The race will conclude with the announcement of the first, second and third place teams and awarding of prizes. Virtual race participants will be entered into a $100 visa gift card drawing. 

Exhibitors who wish to participate in the race can sign up here. For more information, contact Kate Fiorianti, senior manager, workforce development, PMMI at 571.287.4406 or kfiorianti@pmmi.org

Don’t miss this year’s PACK EXPO Las Vegas and the co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO, the most comprehensive packaging and processing event in the world in 2021. Registration, which includes access to both PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO, is $30 through Sept. 3, after which the price increases to $130. For more information and to register online, visit packexpolasvegas.com and hcpelasvegas.com.

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